Contra Erick: No Compromise, No Regrets
Promoted from the diaries by Erick for an alternative view on this particular topic. After reading Erick’s post this morning entitled, Christians Side With Mammon. Mammon Sided with Barabbas, I feel compelled to respond and provide an alternative viewpoint. Allow me to introduce myself. I’m a long-time RedState lurker – I discovered RedState (and political blogs in general) during RatherGate, and have been an almost | Read More »
How Does Rand Paul Want to Change the Moss-Covered GOP?
Rand Paul really struck a chord with many conservatives when he declared at CPAC that “the GOP of old has grown stale and moss-covered,——I don’t think we need to name any names here, do we?” But will he adhere to his own admonishment? The imagery of stale air and moss-covered vegetation serves as the superlative metaphor for the way so many of us view the | Read More »
Same Sex Marriage Is Not the Same As Opposite Sex Marriage
At the core of the two same-sex marriage cases argued this week before the Supreme Court is the fundamental question of whether the Constitution requires the state and federal governments to treat same-sex marriage exactly the same as traditional, opposite-sex marriage for all purposes for all time, or whether it is permissible to draw reasoned distinctions between the two, ranging from California’s simple reservation of | Read More »
Obamacare Gets Juicy: Obama hipsters learn health care law comes at a heavy cost
Yesterday, some person (or group) tweeted to me a link to a campaign (allegedly) by and for the current and former employees of Juicy Couture to demand “just hours.”
You see, according to the campaign, the hip and trendy Juicy is doing what other companies are doing in an effort to cope with the burdensome regulations and costs of the “Affordable Health Care Act” (aka ObamaCare)–the company is downsizing its full-time payroll to (mostly) part-time workers.
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Christians Side With Mammon. Mammon Sided with Barabbas.
No one can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon. Matthew 6:24 1,980 years ago tomorrow, the world put God on trial. When offered a choice, the world surrendered up God to be tortured, crucified, and killed and asked that | Read More »
Colorado Tax Dollars Go Up In Smoke With Weed Oversight Waste
Colorado’s Medical Marijuana Enforcement Division (MMED) failed to pass a state audit it faced earlier this month, as the auditor’s report revealed wasteful spending on purchases including furniture, electronics, and vehicles. Beyond the frivolous spending, the audit also highlighted nineteen consecutive months where MMED’s expenses far exceeded its revenues despite a large influx of public tax revenue allocated to the Division. A total of 89 pages | Read More »
It’s A Taxation Issue, Not A Marriage Issue
The woman at the center of the DOMA battle, one part of the same sex marriage issue before SCOTUS: How did the Defense of Marriage Act end up at the Supreme Court? It’s because of , an 83-year-old widow and the plaintiff in United States v. Windsor. [...] When Speyer died in 2009, she left her estate to Windsor, who got hit with a $360,000 tax bill. | Read More »
Playing The Victim: Easter Edition
It’s easy to fall back on old habits. I’ve been eating paleo (a diet with too much kale imo) lately but yesterday I cheated with a piece of pizza. It was hard to resist, just sitting there all easy and familiar, unlike the effort to put together a paleo lunch. Whatever the issue, we’ve all dealt with, and sometimes failed, the challenge of changing what | Read More »
Jesus Stomping – Literal and Metaphorical in Nature
Yes, our culture has gotten that virulent in its ineffable hatred of Christianity. Students in a class at FAU were given the following instructions by Instructor Deandre Poole*:
1) Take out a sheet of paper.
2) Write the name “Jesus” on the sheet.
3) Place the sheet of paper on the floor.
4) Stomp on the paper.
You’ll notice that nobody in their right mind would assign a similar exercise with the name Muhammad. Muslims are more shall we say energetic in pushing back against such detestable apostasy. This time a Christian actually had the guts to push back. His name is Ryan Rotelas and he refused. Not only that, he also brought the incident to the attention of Mr. Poole’s boss.
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Union Hypocrisy: AFL-CIO Conveniently Ignores The Union-Related Inferno That Killed 97 People
For all their bantering about the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire being symbolic of “labor’s martyred heroes” (even though no union was involved) we are reminded that, for today’s union bosses and their allies on the Left to ignore the deaths of 97 others caused by union militants speaks volumes about the hypocrisy and shallow callousness embodied by today’s Left.
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The Silver Lining
There are many, many people denying that gay marriage and religious freedom are incompatible. Many of those who deny it are, in fact, hostile to religious freedom to begin with or, when the fight becomes more clear, will be against the church. That is a silver lining in the gay marriage fight. Many pastors in America who long ago decided they didn’t want the state | Read More »
Immigration Reform: Are Obama & AFL-CIO Bosses Using ‘Poison Pills’ To Kill Latinos’ Dreams Again?
While many immigrants–legal and illegal–are pinning their hopes on Washington politicians enacting some sort of bipartisan immigration reform legislation, recent actions by the AFL-CIO and Barak Obama’s surrogates, the Democrats in the Senate, in three areas signal that there may be more interest in keeping the political problem out there for Democrats and unions to cynically and calculatingly use for the next several election cycles.
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The Argument For “Marriage Equality” Is Not A Conservative One
This week the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments on same California’s Prop 8 and a section of the Defense of Marriage Act which deals with benefits for same sex couples. Same sex marriage is front and center once again and I’ve heard some interesting arguments on how supporting government involvement in defining marriage is a “conservative” ideal. During the Sunday morning talk show circuit, | Read More »
‘Gay Marriage’ and Religious Freedom Are Not Compatible
The kids these days on the right are full of a great libertarian notion that “hey, let’s just get the government out of marriage.” “Rock on,” say other libertarians. They then all smugly self-congratulate themselves, pat themselves on the back, and move on to other issues. What they ignore is that the left will never take marriage out of the hands of the government. The | Read More »
Undoing the ‘Ginsberg’ rules at the Spring RNC meeting
There was plenty of coverage of the rules changes during the 2012 Republican National Convention in Tampa (where I was an at-large delegate from Virginia). Erick Erickson blogged about it. The Blaze picked it up. Daily Beast, too. NBC. HuffPo. Long story short: The Romney campaign, through D.C. attorney Ben Ginsberg (and then-surrogate John Sununu), strong-armed the Rules Committee into changing a number of rules | Read More »